May 05, 2014

ISAWWA Hosts Water Quality Webinar

The webinar will discuss drinking water quality in hospitals and other buildings

Illinois Section AWWA Webinar Water Quality Hospitals Buildings

The Illinois Section of the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) will host “Drinking Water Quality in Hospitals & Other Buildings” on Friday, May 9. The webinar will be presented by Dr. Simoni Triantafyllidou, who will discuss challenges in maintaining acceptable water quality in hospitals and other buildings, as well as requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for in-building water treatment systems.

Drinking water quality entering large buildings is generally adequately controlled by the local water utility, but localized problems may occur within building or "premise” plumbing. Particular concerns are loss of disinfectant residual and temperature variability, which may enhance pathogen activity and metallic corrosion. Disinfection systems are available to building managers and are being installed in a variety of commercial buildings (hospitals, hotels, office buildings, etc.). Understanding of such additional treatment and of how to monitor end water quality at these buildings is limited, however. Furthermore, installation of in-building treatment triggers SDWA monitoring requirements, which are not always recognized or understood.            

The webinar will begin at 12 p.m. and conclude by 1 p.m. Registration is free for Illinois Section AWWA members and $30 for nonmembers (day-of registration is $50). Operators and engineers can earn up to 1 PDH or RTC hour. After registering, attendees will receive an e-mail with all materials and links needed to participate in the webinar.